Katzenliebe – Cat Love (Deutsch/Englisch)
It is perhaps no coincidence that artists and writers often who lose their hearts to cats. Moreover, they regard the freedom-loving four-legged friends with a little envy and respect. According to Mark Twain, there is “among all the creatures of the earth, only one thing that cannot be enslaved”, namely, the cat. Emil Zola also loved the “vagabonds of the gutter”, while Ernest Hemingway’s legendary felines were still masters of his house 60 years after his death. According to Leonardo da Vinci, “the smallest cat is a masterpiece”, which may explain why Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol loved this animal. Although the work of famous artists and writers does not play a role in this book, the Japanese artist Chiemi Itoi and the German haiku poet Gabriele Walter have been inspired by their shared spiritual love of cats. In collaboration with the graphic artist and designer Kurt Ries, they have created an imaginative and stylish gift book.